ANKARA 

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held Sunday phone conversation with his Pakistani counterpart.

According to diplomatic sources, Cavusoglu and Shah Mahmood Qureshi discussed the killing of top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. drone airstrike in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Friday.

The Iranian general’s slaying marked a dramatic escalation in tensions between the U.S. and Iran, which have often been at a fever pitch since President Donald Trump chose in 2018 to unilaterally withdraw Washington from a nuclear pact world powers struck with Tehran.

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